Verizon releases Android 2.1 update info for Motorola DROID

Verizon releases Android 2.1 update info for Motorola DROID
We're not sure what it means in terms of timing, but Verizon has just posted a PDF listing improvements that will take place in the Motorola DROID after the Android 2.1 update. The page, entitled "Get the most out of your DROID by Motorola" shows some of the most anticipated changes like "pinch-to-zoom" in the browser and gallery, voice to text-box entry on all boxes-not just Google, the new gallery application, live animated Wallpaper, support for Yahoo mail, no need to re-enter email accounts after OTA update, improved audio after plugging out a wired headset and an improved Google Maps. No word in when this finally gets sent out to the impatient DROID owners, but for them, it can't be soon enough.

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27 Comments

1. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

starting Thursday... :)

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

i doubt it

3. T-Money3000 unregistered

read it again phonearena...."plugging out a wired headset"?

11. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Ya really who wants to use a wired headset anymore?

12. owuaarontsi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

i use one at work to listen to music or watch videos... The headphones I use have a connection problem and sometimes will force the phone to go to the music app even if im watching a movie... also, after using headphones, the phone won't play audio through the speaker on a call unless its on speakerphone.... hopefully this update fixes all that.

20. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

When I go snowboarding I use a wired headset. Bluetooth batteries don't last for 6 hours of constant use, plus 6 hours of bluetooth on will kill the phone battery too. I prefer my Skull Candy earphones to ANYTHING that any bluetooth headset manufacturer puts out.

4. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

no 3d app launcher? no battery improvement? wheres my extra home screens? wtf!!!!!!!

5. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

dude download panda home, its free and you can have up to 11 homescreens! its pretty dope

6. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Battery improvement was mentioned before, just because it isn't mentioned in this article doesn't mean it won't happen. I'm sure if there was any room for battery improvement they will include that as well. We'll just have to wait and see.

7. T-Money3000 unregistered

aHome and Panda are cool but they can slow down the phone a bit... but big woop..wanna fight about it?

9. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Quit crying, download open home and get 7 worlds. What are you talking about it hasnt evn been released yed and your already complaining.

8. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

VZW update ur obsolete CDMA network first, then pimp out ur phones...!!!!

10. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

first of all cdma is alot better to me than gsm its a bit more stable and hella less dropped calls can AT&T say that? Nope.

13. scottmbolt unregistered

LMAO ... CDMA obsolete? CDMA penetrates walls better, and gives people better reception indoors. GSM is actually quite unstable.

15. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

once again someone who doesnt understand mobile technology...cdma is in no way obsolete. just because wordwide cdma isnt as popular doesnt mean its obsolete. if youre going to look at it that way world hunger seems pretty popular right now.....does that mean eating is obsolete?

17. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Don't forget that it takes 3 GSM towers to equal one CDMA tower.

21. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

CDMA is obsolete huh? Is that why the CDMA carriers ALWAYS are rated higher in receptoin? Look at the last JD Power survey. Verizon won 5 out of 6 regions and US Cellular (CDMA) won the 6th.

23. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yeahhh right, fanboys refuse recognize, tell me how much CDMA has evolved in compares to HSPA....??? tell me how faster is it agaist HSPA....??? Can you do voice and data....??? Of course you don't that's to much tech for y'all americans and who can trust JD power when they name a ford taurus the best car against the camry and accord, they will always put the american brands on top of better non american....so who are you trying to fool...???

24. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Is not popular matter fanboy, is a fact, HSPA is more widely deployed cuz is much better simple, u got to ask the Canadian why they dump CDMA and let me tell ya is not because of the iphone...!!! Is all of you against the world, everybody look at you as a big all moroms....!!!!

25. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

"Is all of you against the world, everybody look at you as a big all moroms....!!!" well, we may be moroms, whatever that is, but you sir, are a moron. yes, gsm is better than cdma just because you can use data and voice at the same time....that makes sense. a feature that i and many other people have never needed. boy my life will never be the same. how will i ever sleep at night?

26. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Maybe for somebody like u who lives in a trailor park is not useful, but for people that lives in the city is something

14. becazican unregistered

how could these jerks who believe gsm is superior in this country say this with a straight face, i have tried att and t mobile and both dropped calls on my commute every day, plus they dont work in my house, verizon , never a drop call, 8 years and have reception in every part of my house, my neighbor has an iphone with att and he has to be in his yard to make a call,lol.here is the worst part , both these companies towers are closer to my house than verizon, go figure. okay here is my question where can i find panda and ahome

16. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the market place. i downloaded open home and it gave me 7 home screens but it cost 2 bucks. according to cali_e panda is free and gives you 11. so ill have to check that out.

19. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

use the new Helix Launcher available in the market for FREE! Best Launcher out and allows you to put any 4 shortcuts along side of the launcher that are static. They go with you even when u slide to next screen. Also allows you to customize the amount of screens up to 7!! Also interactive with Live Wallpapers! Very fast and never Force Closes!

18. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

Panda home is gay. Get the new Helixlaucnher, its free, you get 7 home screens and you can dock 4 icons at the bottom.

22. koutrelakos

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

hahahaha man i agree with you here. Panda home is gay. that made me laugh, man. but yeah, helix and home++ are the best.. home++ is a little outdated but updates are just around the corner.

27. CrisTRON

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 02, 2010

I can use voice and data at the same time so I don't know why at&t are trying too fool people with that "can your phone and your network do that?" Because my phone and my network oviously can and I'm on verizon, at&t just rely on the iphone all their commercials hover around the iphone, without it they are worthless.

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